People

Berkman represents a network of faculty, fellows, students, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

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Matthew Battles

Matthew Battles, a senior researcher with metaLAB (at) Harvard, fosters research into the critical and curatorial dimensions of technology in art and culture; advances multidisciplinary, collaborative dimensions of scholarly community; and explores innovative models for publishing.

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Whitney Erin Boesel

Whitney Erin Boesel is a Project Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where she leads a research effort to study online debates related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) as a member of the Media Cloud team.

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Sara Boettiger

Sara Boettiger is an economist and social impact advisor. She is Assistant Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley, Senior Advisor to Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, a Fellow at the Berkman Center and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils.

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Willow Brugh

Willow Brugh is a co-founder of Jigsaw Renaissance, a learning and making community in Seattle; co-founder and past director of Space Federation, linking together hacker and maker spaces; and current director Geeks Without Bounds.

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Ryan Budish

Ryan Budish is a fellow at the Berkman Center and the Project Director of Herdict, which uses crowdsourcing to present a real-time view of Internet accessibility around the world.

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Monica Bulger

Monica Bulger is an educational researcher contributing policy research to multi-national groups such as UNICEF, ECPAT, and the European Commission. Her work focuses on the implications of technology use for youth with a particular focus on learning, safety, and empowerment.

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Neal Cohen

Neal Cohen is a New York and English qualified lawyer in the Privacy & Security practice group at Perkins Coie LLP where he assists multinational organizations with their European and global data protection and privacy law compliance strategies.

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Sandra Cortesi

Fellow at the Berkman Center / Director of Youth and Media

Sandra Cortesi is a Fellow at the Berkman Center and the Director of Youth and Media (www.youthandmedia.org). She is responsible for coordinating the Youth and Media’s policy, research, and educational initiatives.

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Jack Cushman

Jack Cushman is an attorney, programmer, and digital artist from Somerville, Massachusetts. As a fellow he is working primarily on Perma.cc, building a distributed network for digital preservation at university libraries.

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Kate Darling

Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Her research interests include the economics of copyright and patent systems, as well as the near-term legal and societal impact of robotic technology.

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Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi is a postdoctoral researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). She is currently a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the legal challenges of “governance-by-design” in online distibuted architectures, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum etc.

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Ana Enriquez

Ana Enriquez is a fellow at the Berkman Center, where she contributes to the CopyrightX project. She is interested in how tech law, especially copyright, furthers (and hinders) the aims of libraries, universities, and other educational institutions.

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Sands Fish

Sands Fish is a data scientist and computational artist. With Media Cloud, he develops tools, modes of analysis, and visualizations on top of the project’s large archive of content from online media.

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Camille Francois

Camille François joined the Berkman Center as a fellow to work on the legal, political and ethical frames of cybersecurity, cyberwar, and cyberpeace. She also studies how academic institutions address Internet policy issues.

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Erhardt Graeff

Erhardt Graeff is a civic media researcher, technologist, and entrepreneur. He currently works and studies at the MIT Center for Civic Media and MIT Media Lab.

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Sam Gustin

Sam Gustin is a Berkman Fellow exploring the intersection of technology, media, and politics. Gustin will focus his research on U.S. communications and broadband policy from the national to the local level.

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Paulina Haduong

Paulina Haduong is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, exploring the intersections of youth, education, and technology. With Professor Urs Gasser, Paulina is currently working on Cyberlearning, the Digital Problem Solving Initiative, the Student Privacy Initiative, and Youth and Media.

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Felipe Heusser

Felipe Heusser is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, but also an activist, researcher, and social entrepreneur. He is broadly interested in the intersection of civics and technology, exploring topics such as freedom of information, civic media, and open government.

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Peter Hirtle

In addition to being a Research Fellow at the Berkman Center, Peter Hirtle is Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues.

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SJ Klein

Samuel Klein is a Wikipedian, a One Laptop per Child organizer, a mathematics and physics zealot, a clutch proofreader, and a long-time Bostonian.

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Maggie Koerth-Baker

Maggie Koerth-Baker is a science journalist who specializes in understanding how science and society interact. She has been the science editor at BoingBoing.net, a science columnist for The New York Times Magazine, and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about the history and future of the American electric grid.

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Kate Krontiris

Kate is a researcher, strategist, and facilitator working to transform civic life in the America. In pursuit of a society where more people assert greater ownership over the decisions that govern their lives, she uses ethnographic tools to unpack civic challenges, in order to design products, policies, and services that enable a more equitable democratic future.

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Rosemary Leith

Rosemary is a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, joining Berkman’s Internet Robustness team, building awareness and facilitating global partnerships in an effort to support a more stable and reliable Web. She is also a Director of Herdict (Berkman Center) that uses crowdsourcing to present a real-time view of Internet accessibility around the world.

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J. Nathan Matias

Nathan Matias, a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab, designs and researches civic technologies for cooperation across diversity. At the Berkman Center, he will be applying data analysis and design to the topics of peer-based social technologies, creative learning, civic engagement, journalism, gender diversity, and creative learning.

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Luis Felipe Murillo

Luis Felipe R. Murillo is an anthropologist whose research work is dedicated to the study of information technology, politics, and culture. Since 2008, he has been working on a multi-sited research project on Free Software, Open Hardware, and Open Data, and conducting life-history interviews with developers, engineers, and activists from different parts of the globe.

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Dalia Othman

Dalia is a researcher, lecturer and activist. She is currently a Berkman fellow and will be researching the relationship between cyberspace and socio-political activism in Palestine.

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Miguel Paz

Miguel Paz is studying new data visualization models, innovative news startups, and civic media approaches to building quality sustainable journalism models. He is a Nieman Berkman Fellow 2014-2015

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Mayte Peters

Mayte Peters is initiator and chair of Publixphere e.V., a non-profit association running the non-partisan and independent political discussion platform Publixphere.

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Leah Plunkett

Leah A. Plunkett is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she works on the Student Privacy Initiative. She is also the Director of Academic Success & Associate Professor of Legal Skills at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

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Hal Roberts

Hal Roberts is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He has been the lead researcher for Berkman Center reports on Internet surveillance, filtering circumvention, and distributed denial of service attacks against independent media.

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Andy Sellars

Andy Sellars is the Berkman Center's Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow and the Assistant Director of the Digital Media Law Project.

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Ivan Sigal

Ivan Sigal is the Executive Director of Global Voices, an online citizen media network that amplifies unheard stories and perspectives, originally founded at the Berkman Center

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Sonya Song

Sonya Song is a Ph.D. candidate in media and information at Michigan State University. She enjoys studying social sciences through computational approaches. Her ongoing research projects include Internet policy, social media and their impact, and technological innovations across newsrooms.

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John Stubbs

A former staffer with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), John Stubbs is a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society where he is researching transparency and international trade agreements.

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Peter Suber

Peter Suber is an independent policy strategist for open access to scientific and scholarly research literature. Most of his work consists of research, writing, consulting, and advocacy.

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Alexander Trechsel

Alexander H. Trechsel is Professor of Political Science and the first full-time holder of the Swiss Chair in Federalism and Democracy at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. At the Berkman Center, Trechsel will focus his research on the study of the transformation of representative democracy in the digital era.

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Emy Tseng

Emy Tseng is a Senior Communications Program Specialist with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce and a Fellow at the Berkman Center, where she serves in a personal capacity. At Berkman, her research interests include Internet and mobile usage in low-income communities in newly-industrialized and emerging economies, and the development of trust networks in marginalized communities.

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Rajesh Veeraraghavan

Rajesh Veeraraghavan is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Information, UC Berkeley, and a research fellow at the Transparency and Accountability Initiative at the Open Society Foundation. Rajesh questions the widespread belief that information technology can be used to "solve" either development or governance "problems," both by engaging in activism involving technological interventions and by using empirical methods to critically examine claims about the impact of ICT in governance.

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Ching-Lin Wang

Ching-Lin Wang is a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a public prosecutor in Nantou District Prosecutors Office, Ministry of Justice, Taiwan, and her research focuses on laws about surveillance of encrypted instant messenger.

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Sara M. Watson

Sara M. Watson is a technology critic and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Her work addresses how individuals are learning to live with, understand, and interpret data.

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Rebecca Weintraub

Rebecca Weintraub is the Faculty Director of the Global Health Delivery (GHD) Project at Harvard University. She is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the Division of Global Health Equity, and a 2014 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. As a Berkman Fellow, Dr. Weintraub will research and develop a framework for digital badges as an incentive for health care professionals.

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Rebecca Weiss

Rebecca Weiss is a PhD candidate at Stanford University. She is primarily interested in how the news affects the political and economic attitudes, opinions, and knowledge of the consuming public.

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Josephine Wolff

Josephine is a PhD candidate in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT studying cybersecurity and Internet policy. Her dissertation research focuses on understanding combinations of different types of defenses for computer systems, including the interactions among technical, social, and policy mechanisms.